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Jul 28, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> one of them actually struck the pilot in his face, that's when everybody jumped up. >> that happened on a airliner coming to the bay area. a violent incident delayed passengers for two hours last night before take off from miami to san francisco. it began with two men acting strangely and ended with one punching the pilot. >> american airlines flight 1755 arrived two hours late without two passengers. >> they were acting erratic. you know, suspicious. like they were drunk and, um, bothering organize passengers. >> reporter: one of the men says police couldn't be roused to fasten his seatbelt, suspecting the passengers was drunk. the captain turned the plane and the passengers around and headed back to the gate. >> they were escorted out the door and they were arguing with the captain, they didn't want to leave, and then one of the guys punched the captain in his eye. >> these pictures taken by a passenger reveal how several men came to the pilot's rescue. they held the men down, jonathan
FOX
Jul 5, 2011 10:00pm PDT
missing men will be found alive. reporting live, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the u.s. coast guard has joined the search for the missing fishermen and says conditions of the sea of cortez are favorable to be able to find the fishermen and for their ability to stay alive. >> visibility, weather, condition, water temperature is ideal for survivability. >> a coast guard c130 took off from sacramento and flew to baja to help in the search. this plane is able to stay in the air for eight hours. it's able to cover a larger area than a helicopter and has a larger crew to search for signsover survivors -- signs of survivors. >>> we're hearing from yee about the his life. and what it was like for those fishermen on the boat as the storm hit. >>> a fire burned about 400 acres alongside interstate 580. ktvu tracked its progress during the 5:00 and 6:00 forecast. the fire broke out about 5:30 and was fully contained at 6:30 tonight. a car fire may have provided the spark that started this grass fire. >>> incredible new video of a massive cloud of dust rolling through phoenix. it's called
KICU
Jul 5, 2011 11:30pm PDT
missing fishermen. still hopeful the missing men will be found alive. reporting live, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the u.s. coast guard has joined the search for the missing fishermen and says conditions of the sea of cortez are favorable to be able to find the fishermen and for their ability to stay alive. >> visibility, weather, condition, water temperature is ideal for survivability. >> a coast guard c130 took off from sacramento and flew to baja to help in the search. this plane is able to stay in the air for eight hours. it's able to cover a larger area than a helicopter and has a larger crew to search for signsover survivors -- signs of survivors. >>> we're hearing from yee about the his life. and what it was like for those fishermen on the boat as the storm hit. >>> a fire burned about 400 acres alongside interstate 580. ktvu tracked its progress during the 5:00 and 6:00 forecast. the fire broke out about 5:30 and was fully contained at 6:30 tonight. a car fire may have provided the spark that started this grass fire. >>> incredible new video of a massive cloud of dust r
FOX
Jul 15, 2011 10:00pm PDT
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. >>> developing news tonight as police in hayward investigate a edly encounter that happened at a 76 gas station. good evening, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm julie haener. there has been a deadly shooting this evening in hayward. a call to the ktvu first alerted us to the homicide. the victim was sitting inside a gold cadillac. ktvu's patty lee is standing by at the intersection of west henson and tararoga and joins us with the live report. >> reporter: investigators and the coroner's office arrived about 15 minutes ago to process the crime scene which is basically centered under that white tent which was structured by police. under that tent is the gold four-door cadillac. according to police, inside the car is an african american male about 25 years old. we're told he was shot several times through the driver's side window in the head, chest and shoulder. police tell me some of the calls started coming in around 5:30 with reports of gunshots. then they were flooded with cal
FOX
Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, saf says they have been helping with the search. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the marine says all six crew members were hospitalized after a helicopter crashed today. the crash happened around noon in the training area of the north end of the base. the helicopter involved was a u1y, a yankee. >>> police called off their search for a missing bicyclist after the man was spotted near sacramento. anthony martin was seen yesterday in roseville. police say he didn't appear to be in distress. his girlfriend reported him missing on saturday. >>> new clues in the search for a person who walked into a gallery and walked out with a picasso. ktvu's david stevenson is here now with the surveillance video. >> reporter: the picasso thief. today we got a look at it the suspect captured by this surveillance video. >> reporter: a man that police say resembles the suspect in yesterday's theft of a picasso from this art gallery. >> it is similar, close, he is seen wearing a dark jacket, loafers with no socks and he has a painting. >> reporter: the 1965 picasso was for sale at $200,000. the thief took it
FOX
Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. reporting live, david stevenson, ktvu. >>> an oakland father on life support trying to feed the homeless after an incident. it happened in east oakland. police say a good samaritan known as brother john was with his wife and two young daughters when they pulled over in their van to offer a homeless man some fish and chips. investigators say that is when a gunman pulled up alongside them, starting to shoot at the family. >> they were just trying to do a good deed, feeding people less fortunate than they were. >> he is a good guy, a church guy, bringing food around to people. and he and his wife, all night long took food to people. >> officials say the 29-year- old father suffered life- threatening injuries. his wife was hit by a bullet, his child struck in the arm. the wife and daughter are expected to recover. a seven-year-old girl in the van was not hurt. police tonight are trying to identify a suspect and motive for the shooting. >>> the district attorney says he will not file charges against two men suspected in a san francisco shooting that injured an 11-year-old girl. polic
FOX
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> if you are just joining us, we have been bringing updates since the beginning of ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. a protester on the platform at the civic center station tried to climb on top of the train. you can see protesters helping him up there and bart police officers pulling him down. >> here is a look from an hour ago, to give you a perspective, you can see an organizer trying to rally the protesters before the train rolled in. the demonstration started in a orderly fashion with protesters marching and chanting but that was before the shoving match breck out drawing in protesters and bart authorities and the media and commuters who were trying trying to get out of there. that was the last train that stopped before bart officials ordered everyone out and shut it down and now the station is completely shut down. it has a muni platform and a bart platform. we showed you the live pictures. no one is being allowed into the civic center station. at 5:00, david stevenson was talking about how the commuters were upset. we will stay on this throughout the show and t
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
having no idea what was inside. now that they know, they are horrified. ktvu's rob roth tells us what police found inside an abandoned u-haul truck. rob. >> reporter: frank, we're in geary near 17th avenue in front of walgreens. authorityings have towed the car that was parked right here -- authorities have towed the car that was parked right here and people we talked to said the whole thing is just eerie. police were found after a walgreens employee opened the truck and found a dead body inside. >> they have not requested the san francisco police on the detail. >> reporter: which tells us what? >> right now it's an unattended death and until the coroner gives us details, it's not considered a homicide. >> reporter: people say they walked by it barely paying it any attention all the while a dead body was inside. >> nobody thought anything, it was just a regular parked car and it wasn't moved for a while. about a week maybe. >> reporter: what do you think now? >> a little uncomfortable actually. somebody finding a body. >> reporter: the medical examiner needs to run tests to determine
FOX
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: the society plans an official announcement next week. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the board of education gave approval to a rule that give parents more of a say. it gives parents the right to petition for changes at public schools that fail to meet certain bench parks. -- bench marks. >> we make sure that parents will be respected with a voice that we possess. >> the rules take effect after a public comment period. >>> survivors ofsurvivors of the ship wreck will become part of an investigation. ktvu's patty lee is live in san francisco where a memorial service was held for the only passenger confirmed dead. >> reporter: today's service was a chance to honor a life loss and for survivors to share their story as. >> reporter: outside the service of leslie yee survivors of the trip shared stories. >> that's the last thing i was thinking, i am going to die. >> reporter: he fears the fate of his other brother who is still missing. >> prosecutors are investigating this. >> reporter: they are the only survivors interviewed so far by authorities but investigator
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
town hall meeting wednesday night to talk about theshooting. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> our coverage continues online, you can watch the entire interview about how the community helped officers find the gun and the investigation. look under www.ktvu.com right now. >>> an e-mail ubtined by ktvu channel 2 news detailed how the police chief plans to attack gang violence. police say the victims were not gang members. melanie williams, the daughter of former football player travis williams and an unidentified man water killed. police will launch operation cease fire in two months to focus on gang members. >> they will target them and the gangs they associate with. >> police say fighting between gangs is responsible for an increase in violence. some of the victims, school children. see what parents are doing to protect their kids at 7:00 on tv 36. >>> two men charged with murder in the death of a basketball player pleaded no contest today. hyman taylor was killed in 2010. prosecutors say hyman taylor and cassidy o'connor and ricky anderson were trying to rob a marijuana d
FOX
Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm PDT
to be cleaned up and cleaned up soon. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> now again that fire started about 3.5 hours ago. i want to show you more live pictures now from news chopper 2 which is overhead. you can see there is not nearly as much smoke as it was earlier. although there is still pretty decent amount of smoke but at its height there was so much thick black smoke that you can literally see it for miles. we continue our coverage with sal castaneda. >> reporter: we're standing in this neighborhood here which is a mile west of where the fire is. you can see these houses, a little bit earlier people were outside looking at it and along the street people have been showing up to stand here and watch. since early this afternoon, people have been drawn to the fire but have been kept away by police. many say they have never seen a cloud like this, some standing near the fire have seen debris falling from the sky. this man had little white specks on his t shirt. >> sometimes little pieces of it fall on you and they put a little burn on you. >> reporter: people start
FOX
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of the videotapes. ktvu's ken pritchett tells us why the prosecution is calling a decision unconscionable. >> reporter: in the last hour i concluesed a interview with the district attorney who says he is talking about new information with the hopes of highlighting the massive problems that lead to the kidnap and captivity and in the hopes of changing the system. he released several documents and videos of the garridos. restoring acid burned videotapes. nancy garrido pretending to videotape phillip garrido. another video show as patrol agent inspecting the home. documents that were released show as patrol officer decided in 1988 that it was too much of a hassle to monitor phillip garrido. a year later everything phillip garrido said one doctor said seemed to be an act. but he says the biggest problem was phillip garrido release in the first place after four separate rapes attributed to phillip garrido. he was sentenced to 50 years for one of the attacks. >> for someone like that to be released is unconscionable. the biggest short coming was his release in 1988. >> reporter:
FOX
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm PDT
cause of death till tests come back in a few weeks. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a fire that damaged a school was arson. flames were reported last night at skyline elementary school on christian avenue. north county fire authorities spokesperson says the fire was started at three different locations outside the class rooms. telephones, computers were destroyed. the class rooms were used by special ed students. >>> the second shooting in a week. ktvu's christian has more. . >> police said the latest shooting happened long this trail. they say the 14-year-old victim was walking long this very trail with friends and a group of teens were firing a stolen hand gun. he is expected to survive but neighbors tell me that's one example of how dangerous the trail really is. >> reporter: police spent the day collecting shell casing connect would the shooting. investigators say the 14-year- old victim was with a group of other teens and they were drinking and firing a stolen gun. >> in the process oaf doing that on the trail behind me, our victim was shot. >> this shooting comes a week af
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
will be cut in san jose. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> taking care of legal matters in san francisco is expected to take longer due to state budget cuts. the court said it is laying off 40% of its staff and closing 25 courtroom ast the end of september. the reason? the state budget cut a lot of money from the court system. >> the governor and the legislature have so brazenly used the judicial branch as their atm. >> it's not just the courts in san francisco suffering, coming up we will have a report from santa clara county for a look at another area's troubles. >>> was a police brew tally or a justified killing? ktvu's david stevenson is here with a new audio recording that police say backs up their claim that the suspect fired first. >> reporter: new details about the officer involved shooting. they are calling it a case of police brootally. >> stand up and fight for human rights. >> reporter: a rally drew about 150 people. angry about the saturday afternoon shooting of a seattle parolee. >> we an independent fbi investigation of this homicide. >> reporter: investigators s
FOX
Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in san francisco. ktvu's rob roth reports on today's protest and the financial stand off that has patients caught in the middle. >> reporter: he suffers from diabetes and doesn't know what he would do without st. lukes, the only hospital in the area. >> all of my doctors are in st. lukes. i could come right here for everything. >> doctors and nurses rallied today, hoping to save the hospital that saves the lives of low-income patients. >> if they close the access to hospital care will be diminished and that's a problem for day to day healthcare. in the event of a crisis it would be devastating. >>> the medical center or cpmc organized today's protest. they say closing st. lukes could happen unless the mayor back offs with unreasonable financial demands. the city is asking them to pay for affordable housing, pedestrian safety and provide charity care. they say those depends will cost $2 billion and offered a counterproposal. >> is this a deal breaker? >> at the moment absolutely. >> remains to be seen what they could afford. >> reporter: all that leaves patients caught in the middl
KICU
Jul 19, 2011 7:00pm PDT
is tragic news and he died trying to help others. jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> not to oakland where we are following developing news be we are learning than two men i -- two men are in custody related to a woman's death. police say they are considered persons of interest in this case. >>> right now in san francisco dozens of demonstrators are marching in protest at the shooting of a parole by police. >> protesters made their way into the station. they are upset that officer on thursday. police say that the shooting was justified because harding fired at officers. >>> in the meantime san francisco police released results today showing that harding had gunshot residue on is running it. harding was a parole from washington state to. >>> a veteran police officer accused of giving confidential information to the hells angels is now in courts be he provided dmv information to a santa cruz hell's angel member. he based his wonders criminal courts -- is he faces criminal counts including conspiracy. >>> as christien kafton reports, this case involves suspects who might hear in
KICU
Jul 11, 2011 7:00pm PDT
protesters. earlier there was about 100 people who were out at civic center station. ktvu was the only station to have live pictures. here are the pictures from earlier in the day when the protesters were downstairs. they are protesting the july 3rd shooting of bart police officers. protesters wanted bart officers charged in the police force disbanded even with dozens of bart standing by, that prompted the closure of civic center station. >> people decided they were going to put people's lives at risk and we had to make the decision to shut down the station. >> it was fairly peaceful. people were marching around saying, no justice, no peace. things got a little heated when a bart train stopped and people tried to push their way in. >> reporter: right now you can see the remnants of some of those protesters moving down market street. they are being trailed by san francisco police officers on motorcycles and vehicles as well. bart police have told us in the last 10 minutes that they have not made any arrests. it's unclear right now it's san francisco police made any arrests, too. we
FOX
Jul 16, 2011 10:00pm PDT
on ktvu channel 2 news. >>> anger in the streets of the city's bayview district after san francisco police department shoot and kill a man on a city sidewalk. >> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello, i'm heather holmes. police are reviewing cell phone video that may back up officers' accounts of how they killed a man and that man wasn deed armed. the anonymous video posted on youtube shows the scene moments after police shot the 19-year- old man. here it is. you can see the large crowd that gathered near 3rd and oakdale along with several police officers roping off the area. if you look closely, there is some sort of shiny object. there it is in the lower right- hand corner of your screen. the person who posted the video says that is a gun and that someone in a hooded sweatshirt picked it up. later you can see a person wear a gray hoodie pick up something else and that appears to be a cell phone. ktvu's debora villalon joins us live from san francisco with the latest, debra. >> well, this incident ended here, but it actually started on 3rd street on that muni platform. when we brou
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. what increase will do to students here at uc berkeley. rob roth, ktvu channel two news. >>> the cost of an education at the university of california has shot up in recent years. after staying under $300 for decades the fees started to decline briefly after 1970. campus fees by 1985 were more than 1,300. in 1985 students paid more than $4,100 a year. in 2005 the fees were $5,800. tuition is now more than $12,000 a year. >>> a controversial bill became law today to include lessons on gays in their textbooks. >>> fire crews are looking the aftermath of a fire. flames broke out at the altamont farm. the fire was first reported shortly after noon today. it was contained about 3:30, power lines were in danger for a time but there was no threat disruptured. gusty winds in the area made fighting this fire even tougher. >>> we have a live picture now to show you in the past hour, san francisco firefighters put out a two alarm fire at an apartment complex in the city's precidio heights neighborhood. it was at 9300 heather avenue. as you can see here from this live picture on the ground firefig
FOX
Jul 26, 2011 10:00pm PDT
with ktvu's jana katsuyama who's live at the plastics yard where the fire raged all afternoon, jana. >> reporter: and frank we pulled up right to this yellow line so we can show you what's going on right now. there is a fire ladder truck that's back there. that's because in the last few hours there was another flair up. they've been having these periodically. we understand there's an island of unburned bins. we understand that they are going in with a forklift to try to break those bins apart. it appears to have been employees who were working in the area. the smoke rose in a black column that could be seen from fairfield to sacramento. huge stacks of agriculture bins had caught fire outside the macro plastic plant. >> it does appear we had employees working with an open flame object, whether that be a blow torch. >> it's a hydrocarbon based material. it's the same official as if you were seeing a tire fire. very thick black smoke. >> reporter: fire companies from all districts were called in. hazmat crews also responded from travis air force base. the crews managed to contain the f
FOX
Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm PDT
home. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco police released the names of two suspects in connection with a shooting on friday where a bullet struck a young girl. shadon caprice mitchell and lazarus thomas were arrested. the bullet struck a girl and the shooting was gang related and may have stemmed from a argument. the girl is in critical condition. >>> we learned today what authority found in the home of one of the us spects accused of beating san francisco giants' fan bryan stow. one suspect may have also been involved in other attacks that night. >> reporter: we have obtain these documents that show one of the defends a-- defendants attacked two other suspects and bragging may have put them on lapd's radar. these stetches take us inside the los angeles courtroom where the arraignments of louie sanchez and marvin norwood were delayed. disappointing news to bryan stow's girlfriend. >> frustrated. i just want this to happen already. >>> louie sanchez and marvin norwood are facing felony charges for willfully attacking bryan stow. court documents say the attack was so violent and lef
FOX
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
demonstrators voiced their anger following this past weekend's deadly police shooting. ktvu's ken pritchard is live at the bay view opera house now live. >> reporter: i was just inside the bay view opera house were more than a hundred people were gathered to hear. the march last night ended with vandalism and arrests which some say is hurting their cause against police in this case. police say it was members of black block or black anarchists that marched down the street last night. businesses were forced to lock their doors to protect employees and customers. fernando kosta was working in this cell phone store. >> we saw a large group walking down, they all had bandannas and ski masks. when i started seeing the ski masks, we were definitely worried. >> reporter: they were protesting the police shooting of ken eths harding -- kenneth harding. community leaders angry with police say they don't agree with the anarchist vandalism. >> they ridicule us in the corporate media and also in the mind of people who are trying so hard to save lives. >> reporter: misha razzi says she sympathiz
FOX
Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm PDT
over which could go on for hours and hours and hours. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> news chopper 2 caught the amazing size of the pitch black cloud that the fire set off into the sky. a shelter-in-place is still in effect right now. but now that things are dying down, near by residents fears are dying down as well. sal castaneda live in fairfield when he spoke to residents. >> reporter: i want to show you how close we are to the fire. you can see still thick black smoke rising from the plastic plant. now we're just about a mile, maybe a little bit less than a mile away from it. so i want jacob our photographer to just show us here this neighborhood which is you know rather close. people earlier this afternoon were standing at their porches just looking at this fire. and people are gathered in many spots and watched the thick black smoke. less than a mile away, this neighborhood was right underneath the cloud but that didn't daunt leslie williams. she and her family stood outside and watched any way. >> tons of smoke overhead and just trying to watch it with bino
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 10:00pm PDT
this sunday at 10:00 p.m. jana katsuyama, ktvu news. >>> there's a growing backlash against netflix with thousands of people complaining on facebook. the company is raises it's customer rate from $10 to $16. now hundreds are threatening to quit. >>> block buster is hoping to take advantage of customers who are unhappy with netflix. the company is offering customers one month free. customers must sign up for one disk or two disk at a time offer. >>> a witness says this crashed happened just before 9:00 tonight. a car came speeding down, then careened into the garage of a home. the car clipped a portion of that garage and then kept ongoing. one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >>> a fire this afternoon chased tenants from an 18 unit apartment in san francisco. firefighters say the flames burned inside the walls of the building. ktvu's amber lee is live in the city's laurel heights neighborhood where some tenants told her they have lost everything. >> reporter: frank now we can see red cross workers over there helping displaced tenants who tell us they are still
FOX
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm PDT
search mission to recovery. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details on that accident. officials say 19 of the 35 people rescued were u.s. tourists. the other 16 were mexican crew members. >>> new details about that deadly shooting at bart station in san francisco. ktvu's david stevenson tells us one key question is why did thorses not use their taser. -- the officers not use their tasers. >> reporter: 93 we are hearing from people who were here. he says he heard 4-5 shots as officers confronted and shot to death a man inside san francisco's station. bart chief of police says it began at 9:35 p.m. about a call about a white male. >> there was a white male subject walking around that platform with a open bottle of alcohol. >>> the two officers, one with six years experience, the other 18 months, arrived at 99:45. within a minute the suspect had been shot. >> the guy is armed with a knife, used the bottle as a weapon. one of the officers is injured. our officers used the force they felt was necessary in defense of their lives. >> reporter: the injured officers suffered a
FOX
Jul 11, 2011 10:00pm PDT
, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> our scam a was there at powell and market when san francisco police took at least one man into custody. protesters had walked up powell. disrupting the cable line there. san francisco police tell us the arrest was for public intoxication. >>> b.a.r.t. officials are clearly unhappy about this evening's event. there will be consequences if something like this happens again. >> if these protesters wish to behave in unfit behavior, we will deal with them. >> b.a.r.t. called the death of hill unfortunate. >>> the uncle of oscar grant showed up for today's protest and reiterated his family's message to the demonstrators. >> we as a family, you know openly said to the public or to the community that whatever is the best way for you to resolve the pain that are this side of you concerning this issue when it comes to b.a.r.t. police shootings, you have to express that. >> reporter: johnson urged b.a.r.t. to disarm its officers. his nephew oscar grant was shot and killed on new years day 2009 by then police officer mehserle. you will find more information on the b.a
FOX
Jul 17, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> i'm heather holmes. >> they have the gun. that is what san francisco's police chief said about the woman fired. officers returned fire, killing the 19-year-old man. we continue our coverage of the controversial shoot and ktvu's maureen naylor is live in san francisco with the new developments in the investigation and the neighborhood's response. maureen. >> reporter: heather, police credit the community and this cell phone video for helping to find that weapon. in the video, you see a large crowd near 3rd and oakdale following yesterday's officer- involved shooting. the person who posted it unanimously claims you see a handgun 20 feet from the mortally wounded teenager and that someone in a hooded sweatshirt picked it fun. >> whoever posted the videotape demonstrated that there was a firearm at the scene and people at the scene made off with the weapon. >> reporter: officers say they recovered the weapon at o10:30 last night. police say the video and independent witnesses back up the officer's story, when they tried
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
news coverage continues, this is ktvu channel 2 news. >>> thank you for joining us. it's thursday, july 14th. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here's steve. >> dave and pam, thank you. we do have low clouds, thankfully not as much drizzle or light rain like we had yesterday but still it's an overcast morning for many and it's also really cool, a lot of mid-40s, upper 40s in the north bay. once the fog burns off and it will burn off sooner today, we will have 50s, 60s and low to mid, maybe a few upper 70s. here's sal. >>> steve, interstate 880 traffic looks good here as you drive past the coliseum with no major issues. traffic looking nice. also the morning commute is looking good on interstate 80 westbound although it is getting busier heading out to the toll plaza. also have a problem in san jose, we will talk about that in just a minute. let's go back to the desk. >> we will talk about it right now because that is developing news in san jose. a 30-foot wide sinkhole has opened up on highway 87 on the southbound side. this i
FOX
Jul 12, 2011 6:00am PDT
building early this morning. ktvu channel 2 reporter allie rasmus joins us now to talk about how this fire started. allie. >> reporter: well, firefighters say the smoke detector in that apartment unit was not going off when they arrived, however the unit's sprinkler system did activate. and firefighters say that may have helped save the mother and her baby daughter's life. it all happened around 2:00 this morning at the hill top commons apartments in san pablo. we are not allowed on the property, but earlier this morning we did get inside the apartment building where this all started. firefighters say the woman who lives there fell asleep with a pot on the stove. the smoke triggered the apartment's sprinkler system and that system also alerted neighbors there was a problem. >> there was water coming underneath the apartment door of the unit next to my unit where -- and i could smell the smoke coming out of the unit. >> the threat was not from fire. the threat was from smoke. the bedroom door was open. the entire apartment was charred full of smoke and another five minutes it woul
KICU
Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm PDT
available in an upcoming software update p jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> allegations of hacking are calling for calls of a boycott. >> actor hugh grant is among those supporting a boycott of news of the world. they are accused of hacking into the voicemail of a teenage murder victim. grant says he is one of many celebrities that has had their phones hacked. the scandal is expected to go to news core. >>> facebook is launching a video chat feature. mark zuckerberg announced the new feature powered by skype. >> i can go and click 'call him' and in real time you can go and click. it takes 10-20 seconds. >>> president obama use twitter today. in 11 minutes we will look at how his tweets could factor in to his reelection campaign. >>> the ninth court of appeals says that speech must be voided. congress repealed the policy -- "don't ask, don't tell" must be voided in congress repealed the policy in september. >>> leland yee says he won't meet with mexican authorities to make sure they keep up the search for seven men missing at sea. >> evidence that individuals can, in fact, s
FOX
Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
cruz, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> we're going to continue to stay on top of this developing story. we are expecting the l.a. police department to talk about these new arrests any minute now. just as soon as they get up in front of the cameras weaver going to bring -- we're going to bring you their comments live. >>> rob roth shows us life in the bay view and why so many people there are so angry. first to david stevenson for what he's learned today about the investigation, david. >> reporter: a vigil against violence is supposed to start at the site of that officer involved shooting at the time when that case took on a new twist. >> i'm putting out the factual forensic evidence as i can in an effort to be toward full disclosure and transparency in this investigation. >> reporter: 19-year-old kenneth harding jr. was fatally shot after a confrontation with police at this bay view district nummi stop. police say he fired at least one shot at officers before they returned fire. yesterday the county medical examiner says the fatal wound was not caused by a police gun. police say am in addi
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Jul 25, 2011 11:30pm PDT
, ktvu news. >>> a bear was shot and killed in tahoe after it wandered into a grocery store. the 350-pound bear walked up right to surprised shoppers sitting in an outdoor table. a wildlife crew captured and killed the bear. this is the third time that the bear had to be captured by wildlife workers. >>> ktvu news uncovered new information about the two men now charged in the bryan stow beating case. norwood and sanchez appeared in a los angeles courtroom today. the arraignment was put off until next month. so his girlfriend told us over the phone that the delay is frustrating. >> i just want justice to be served. i want them to receive the maximum penalty for their actions. >> reporter: we obtained court documents that detail another incident allegedly committed by sanchez that same night for throwing something at a woman who was wearing a giant's shirt. and the law enforcement source tells us that fans in the same section as norwood and sanchez reported them to authorities for acting like quite belligerent aggressive -- like quote, belligerent, aggressive jerks. >>> happening right
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Jul 25, 2011 10:00pm PDT
. now that he's back she doesn't want him to leave again. ken wayne, ktvu news. >>> a bear was shot and killed in tahoe after it wandered into a grocery store. the 350-pound bear walked up right to surprised shoppers sitting in an outdoor table. a wildlife crew captured and killed the bear. this is the third time that the bear had to be captured by wildlife workers. >>> ktvu news uncovered new information about the two men now charged in the bryan stow beating case. norwood and sanchez appeared in a los angeles courtroom today. the arraignment was put off until next month. so his girlfriend told us over the phone that the delay is frustrating. >> i just want justice to be served. i want them to receive the maximum penalty for their actions. >> reporter: we obtained court documents that detail another incident allegedly committed by sanchez that same night for throwing something at a woman who was wearing a giant's shirt. and the law enforcement source tells us that fans in the same section as norwood and sanchez reported them to authorities for acting like quite belligerent aggressive -
KICU
Jul 26, 2011 11:30pm PDT
shelter in place order that lasted for five hours. we begin with ktvu's jana katsuyama who's live at the plastics yard where the fire raged all afternoon, jana. >> reporter: and frank we pulled up right to this yellow line so we can show you what's going on right now. there is a fire ladder truck that's back there. that's because in the last few hours there was another flair up. they've been having these periodically. we understand there's an island of unburned bins. we understand that they are going in with a forklift to try to break those bins apart. it appears to have been employees who were working in the area. the smoke rose in a black column that could be seen from fairfield to sacramento. huge stacks of agriculture bins had caught fire outside the macro plastic plant. >> it does appear we had employees working with an open flame object, whether that be a blow torch. >> it's a hydrocarbon based material. it's the same official as if you were seeing a tire fire. very thick black smoke. >> reporter: fire companies from all districts were called in. hazmat crews also responded from tr
KICU
Jul 21, 2011 11:30pm PDT
looking at her based on today's developments. stay with ktvu news for continuing coverage as we get more information on this case and the new suspects. we will bring it to you both on air and online at ktvu.com. >>> firefighters tonight have contained a grass fire that threatened homes in morgan hill. the fire broke out this afternoon near mcdonald lane and diana avenue. that's just east of highway 101 near the dunn avenue exit. the fire burned about 20 acres before it was contained tonight. helicopter and planes were called in to help douse the flames. crews from santa clara county, san jose and calfire were all called to the scene. >>> investigators are working to find out what sparked a fast moving fire there that destroyed two houses this afternoon and spread to near by grassland. it happened off of tyse valley boulevard along castle glen and creek dale road. eric rasmussen is live and tells us a dog helped rescue one woman. >> reporter: a dog started barking like crazy when the flames got close. the fire stopped just short of this house. but two others up the hill were not as lucky.
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Jul 7, 2011 10:00pm PDT
apparently empty at the time. ktvu's lloyd lacuesta drove to watsonville as soon as we received word of the plane crash. and he is standing by with what he learned. >> reporter: i'm at the entrance of the community hospital. let me emphasize that the plane did not go into the hospital. it went into the women's health care which is an obgyn office. the building was open expect that there was a cleaning woman inside at the time. she is okay, they were able to find her and she apparently has gone to the hospital for a check up. now this all started around 7:30 tonight. a single engine four seating moony was coming out of watsonville airport, which was directly across the street from the hospital. the plane appeared to be climbing and for some reason, it nose dived straight into the building. again the building had been let out for the day. so the workers -- i'm told there would have been at least 11 workers and patients inside the building. if it had happened before 5:00. now we were able to talk to one of the women who works inside that building, she had rushed here from home to see what
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Jul 21, 2011 10:00pm PDT
with ktvu news for continuing coverage as we get more information on this case and the new suspects. we will bring it to you both on air and online at ktvu.com. >>> firefighters tonight have contained a grass fire that threatened homes in morgan hill. the fire broke out this afternoon near mcdonald lane and diana avenue. that's just east of highway 101 near the dunn avenue exit. the fire burned about 20 acres before it was contained tonight. helicopter and planes were called in to help douse the flames. crews from santa clara county, san jose and calfire were all called to the scene. >>> investigators are working to find out what sparked a fast moving fire there that destroyed two houses this afternoon and spread to near by grassland. it happened off of tyse valley boulevard along castle glen and creek dale road. eric rasmussen is live and tells us a dog helped rescue one woman. >> reporter: a dog started barking like crazy when the flames got close. the fire stopped just short of this house. but two others up the hill were not as lucky. hot temperatures, wind and dry brush sent fla
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Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm PDT
san francisco, sal castaneda, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> tonight we know the identity of the man shot and killed by b.a.r.t. police officers on sunday. the san francisco medical examiner says the man is 45- year-old charles hill. his city of residence is unknown. b.a.r.t. police say hill threatened officers with a broken bottle before being killed. but they have interviewed a witness who says the suspect was not running or threatening police when he was killed. >>> a woman was held for 20 minutes on tuesday morning as three men robbed her spruce street home. she was not hurt. detectives are also investigating a check cashing business. >>> hackers have targeted a symbol of silican valley invasion and technological advancement. robert handa is live now at the tech museum in san jose with how the hackers got in. robert-- >> reporter: julie, it was alarmingly simple. here's how the museum and public were victimized. first people went to the museum website and created accounts in order to attend special events. but the website and the accounts were still on file long after the event was ov
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
roth ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a san francisco man who was known to generations of kids simply as santa has died. john tumi was santa claus at macy's. last year he gained attention after macy's fired him after what it called an inappropriate joke. tumi was found dead in his hotel room. the cause of his death has not yet been known but he was said to have respiratory troubles and diabetes. >>> a defense attorney today said the death of a san francisco man who's burned body was found in a park was a horrible accident. 23-year-old freddy aldwel was found june 10 in buena vista park. today diaz pled not guilty to his death. the attorney says diaz panicked and set the body on fire. the coroner has not yet released the official cause of death. >>> the man charged with killing four northern california women has been told he must pay for his own lawyer. a marine county superior court judge told joseph naso he must use part of his $1 million in assets to defend himself. the 77-year-old had decided to defend himself but then changed his mind. >>> janine harms is presumed dead even though he
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: that meeting could happen in less than two days ago. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police released the identity today of a woman who's body was sit on fire and left in an upscale neighborhood of oakland. police say the victim was monica rodon of union city. her body was found early yesterday morning in the rock ridge neighborhood. investigators believe she may have been killed elsewhere then dumped on the street and set on fire. rodas had a young son and relatives who live in oakland and union city. >>> some business owners in oakland say starting today they have a new tool to stop criminals in their tracks. ktvu's rob roth is live now in the fruit district with a look at how security cameras may help police cut down on crime. >> reporter: we're on international boulevard in the fruitvale direct and this is the first of the new cameras the city is installing. the cameras mounted outside. it was here the owner jesus chuy campus was gunned down during a robbery in april. >> in three months, my father was murdered unjustly. the restaurant was robbed
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Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: government downsizing in all levels seems to be a permanent thing. tom vacar, ktvu news. >>> the governor signed the state budget just one day before the new fiscal year began. the spending plan includes cuts to higher education, welfare and the court. the governor hinted he hasn't given up on putting a tax measure on the ballot. >> before we get finished, i bet we're going to have to go back to the people and get their vote on how we're going to do things going forward. >> reporter: the budget relies on optimistic revenue projection. if that money doesn't come through more cuts will be made. >>> the gop is claiming victory because the budget does not include the tax extensions the governor pushed for. >> our agenda was to put the money back in the taxpayers pocket. our agenda was to prioritize with what dollars we had and put them in a place where we feel are more important to taxpayers. >> reporter: the president of the howard jarvis taxpayers association says lower taxes will help everyone and hopefully will jump start the economy. ktvu.com has a complete break down.
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Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. >> >> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> one day after this rowdy protest over a recent fatal police shooting, the incident is a project for the bart leadership. controversy over the latest officer-involved shooting at bart. this morning, one day after protesters swarmed that bart platform and train, bart police reviewed to talk about the incident. joining us live from oakland with more. did protesters show up there as well? >> reporter: they did. the first meeting wrapped up an hour ago inside the bart headquarters, speakers aired concerns and the board responded in a question and answer fashion. this man, charles hill, did not have to die. he could have been tackled or treated in a very different way. >> officers are trained to shoot at center mass to stop the threat and they're not taught to kill people. >> reporter: we caught the chief before the meeting today where he knew he would have to answer questions surrounding the shooting death of a 45-year-old man, charles hill, by two bart police officers on july 3. the man was wielding a knife and broken bottle on that d
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Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm PDT
choice. ktvu's tara moriarity joins us live from san francisco now with details. good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. that's right, within the hour we should be hearing whether or not uc regents board has voted for against the proposed tuition hikes. now, there are a couple students here and quite a police presence inside and out. in case things were to get out of hand. students dressed up in disney costumes to call attention to monica lozano who sits on the board, but disney's corporate board as well, with tax breaks with millions last year. so that's a conflict of interest they say. what is on the table this afternoon, a nearly 10% tuition increase on top of an already proposed 8% hike. alex transfers here in the fall and says he's already racked up debt paying for community college. >> you finally get to the uc, and there's nothing there for you there either. >> frustrating? >> i definitely agree. >> the state has $650 million, just two days before the start of the fiscal year, and this put the uc system in a pinch. >> we don't like it, but we've got to li
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Jul 5, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, ktvu. >>> tonight a bay area coast guard team has joined an all out search for a missing man. they went overboard after their boat capsized. >> reporter: police are working hard on this. friends are headed down to mexico, they plan to spread this flier around. today the coast guard stepped up its goal for the search too. a coast guard hercules crew took off from sa sacramento racing to mexico. >> no one knows exactly who got off where, who got off with who. there was no time to put a life jacket on for some people. >> reporter: fred hahn is the son of law of lee. lee helped organized the annual fishing trip and is among those who have not been found. >> they are saturating the water with air, planes, boats. >> reporter: mexican authorities say 37 people who were on the sunken boat have been accounted for. friends confirm les yee did not survive. now more than 100 volunteers have teamed with the mexican navy and the coast guard who believe there's still good reason to be optimistic that the missing men can be found alive. >> visibility, weather, conditions, air temperature, water te
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Jul 20, 2011 10:00pm PDT
the area of crime. amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a protest march last night of that police shooting ended with san francisco police arresting 43 people. today we learned that 26 of those arrested live outside of san francisco. police identify 17 as city residents. just one of the people arrested last night lived in the bay view neighborhood where the shooting actually occurred. >>> new at 10:00, the san francisco municipal transit agency appears to be close to naming its new director. the agency's choice to run muni is this man, edward rufkin. they did say there is a news conference set for 10:00 tomorrow morning. >>> there is a new hint tonight, interim san francisco mayor, ed lee may be rethinking his decision not to run for mayor in the upcoming election. for weeks, groups have been campaign for him to change his mind, and enter the race. listen closely. his comment refers to discussions taking place. >> that doesn't necessarily translate into elections, but there are interesting discussions that are going on. >> with you, and whom else? >> i would just leave it at that.
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Jul 22, 2011 10:00pm PDT
. ktvu's jana katsuyama is there and tells us now about that rescue effort, jana. >> reporter: just in the past two minutes they reopened this hose line, you can see that they're spraying water back on the building because they have found some hot spots here. we did talk to that one man who said he heard the calls for help coming out of a second floor unit and he went inside the burning building. by the time fire crews arrived all eight units of the three story building were burning. thick smoke poured out from the back balcony. it was just after 6:30 tonight, jonathan caldwell says he heard a call for help from the second story building. >> i heard a woman yelling, help, help, oh my god. >> reporter: carlos says he ran into the building and he found the fire coming from the kitchen. >> there was fire from the stove and the ceiling. >> reporter: minutes later the fire had spraƔed spread through the building. he showed us this cell phone video he had taken before the firefighters arrived. some neighbors near the building received care from medics but nobody was injured. crews attacked
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